This looked interesting.www.tipjunkie.com/post/darling-doily-repurposing-how-to
I have seen where some people sew them together to make a table runner. The more different types and shades of white the better.
I have some that were made by my grandmother and I plan on getting a shadow box and framing them.
You can make bowls using fabric stiffener, collars and cuffs for a sweater, frame them, a globe light - again with the stiffener; use a glue and water mix to cover glass jars or clear glass Christmas ornaments. Make doll clothes. Cover a journal type book and make a special diary. If you have enough you can make a quilt with them, or pillows if you only have a few. Trim the bottom of some great towels for the bathroom.
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Put them in embroidery hoops and display them on your walls. You can dress up the hoops with ribbon if you want to add a pop of color.
I have used them for curtains and valances. They look awesome. Use the curtain rings that have the little clip to hold the doilies and either do a stitch to connect them or a small dot of hot glue. I did this in my kitchen window and it's so light and airy looking and goes perfectly with my pallet faced cabinets and farm table.
I've also been seeing (recently) jackets, tops, and dresses that are using old doilies and lace to change the entire look. They are beautiful!
You could put them all together to make a curtain for a small window that would be eye catching
They are great accents for clothing like denim skirts, shorts and jackets. You can also sew them together to create shirts
frame them and hang on the wall. sew together and make table runners, curtains or lace fabric to put on denim.
Mine are in good condition
Spot tie or crochet them together and make a tablecloth! To prevent spills tho' I would get some inexpensive clear plastic and cover them. If they are tied they can be interchangeable should one become stained or ripped. I hope that helps!!
Have a large one on my table
How about a valance for a sheer curtain or applique onto toss pillows.
i hand sewed mine on a new sheet, now its used for a spread for the bed in the guest room. I get compliments on it
Every one else has already covered my ideas. The only thing I would not do is put them where children or pets can get at them, I have 4 cats and have learned this the hard way. other that these ideas, I would put them somewhere safe and bring them out to look at from time to time. Thought - line shelves in china cabinet and then put in crystal, etc to protect rims of glasses.
Sew them together and make a table runner
Frame them as peices of art.
I had a friend who embroidered designs in the middle, then framed it in wooden Embroidery hoops. She starched the lace edge and left it hang out against the wall, they were really pretty.
I make decorative pillows
use some of them for templates for painting designs on things
THERE ARE SO MANY THINGS YOU CN DO WITH THEM, ONE THE BACK OF A SHIRT, ON A PILLOW, SEW TOGETHER SEVERAL TO MAKE A COVER FOR YOUR BED (OVER A SOLILD COLOR), SEW SEVERAL TOGETHER FOR A LACE TABLECLOTH.